Hello beautiful soul!
I hope this finds you well and staying cool this summer.
I know I've been out of touch for a while - it's been a really busy time for me, but I'm back to share some of what I've been up to.
If you know me, you know that I believe in our ability to marry effort and intention to manifest good things for ourselves.
Sometimes we just have to let go of needing to control every aspect.
More times than not, the Universe has something really good in store for us, and we just need to be open to it.
First, some personal news:
My husband and I sold our house and had been looking for about 5 months with no luck whatsoever. As you know, trying to find a home during a housing shortage (and in a really competitive market) can feel nearly impossible.
We had a very, very specific wish list of aesthetics and "like-to-haves" -...
Author and artist Jon Hoefer did just that when he decided to accomplish the seemingly impossible feat of crafting a children's book that would be appropriate for all ages and also would raise money for and awareness about organ donation.
Jon and I spoke about everything from Avery's real-life journey to the multilayered symbolism and beautiful illustration in his book, "Avery's Gift." We also spoke about the spiritual aspects of writing something so moving and important.
Little Avery Toole was born with a rare and serious heart problem that required multiple surgeries (beginning at 5 days old). Her medical condition left Avery pale, weak, and unable to play with friends. She also suffered a...
Like you, I have been struggling with my thoughts and feelings about the state of our nation and the world.
I've wondered whether some relationships will survive this era (and if I even want to try to salvage some of them).
It's okay to be angry, anxious, fearful, and uncertain - this is part of what makes us human.
I am angry. I struggle with uncertainty. I wake up in the middle of the night worrying about the state of the world.
I am human.
And even as you and I strive to acknowledge our truths of the moment, it's also vital to find a balance between honoring where we are and how we feel, all while retaining a sense of the larger picture: what we feel, say and do affects us and others, now and going forward.
And so it's really vital to strive for emotional balance - both to reduce our own suffering and to help us feel and do and be better. All of...